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Robin Hood's Well

A Grade II Listed Building in Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.1098 / 54°6'35"N

Longitude: -1.5781 / 1°34'41"W

OS Eastings: 427679

OS Northings: 468295

OS Grid: SE276682

Mapcode National: GBR KNFX.4H

Mapcode Global: WHC7T.QYQQ

Entry Name: Robin Hood's Well

Listing Date: 11 June 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1149812

English Heritage Legacy ID: 331042

Location: Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG4

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Listing Text

ROYAL AND FOUNTAINS (east side, off)

9/40 Robin Hood's Well


Cover to spring. Probably late C18 or early C19 reusing stone from
Fountains Abbey. Coursed squared gritstone. Round chamfered arch
approximately 2 metres high under hood-mould with spiral stops, and short
flanking walls protect a spring in a rock-cut recess. The water ran over a
solid stone sill and into a grooved slab with a drain outlet. The water
level is now below the sill. The stonework is similar to that in the C12
doorways of the abbey, but W H St John Hope did not show the well in his
plan of the Abbey precinct (1900). The well is close to the probable
position of a folly built by William Aislabie at the eastern limit of the
abbey buildings after his purchase of them in 1768 (W T C Walker, personal
communication). It is probable that the covering was built from medieval
stones, the carved stops added, and the spring used as a place of
refreshment by visitors from Studley Royal House. The association with
Robin Hood is probably a C19 romance. W H St John Hope, Fountains Abbey,
Yorkshire, 1900, pl.

Listing NGR: SE2767968295

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